Donald Ervin Knuth (Milwaukee, Wisconsin; January 10, 1938) is a renowned American computer science expert, famous for his fruitful research within the analysis of algorithms and compilers.
- He is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.
- He has a total of nine awards.
- He is a recognized American computer science expert.
- He has the idea of translating his knowledge to share it with the world was quite precocious.
- He offers a $ 2.56 reward to anyone who finds typos or misconceptions in his books.
- He is the creator of the most used typographic programs today.
- He defines himself as "a geek"
- His true passion is music, however he is a good Mathematician and Computer scientist.
- He has two children named John and Jennifer.
- He is considered the father of modern programming.
- "I am condemned by the current trend to seek patents for algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of your contributions to computing."
- "La ciencia es lo que entendemos lo suficiente como para explicar a un ordenador. El arte es todo lo que hacemos."
- "Everyday life is like programming I guess. If you like something you can put beauty in it."
- "People think that computing is the art of geniuses, but the true reality is quite the opposite, as are many people doing things that are based on each other, like a wall of small stones."
- "Currently I use Ubuntu Linux on a separate laptop - it has no internet connection. from time to time I carry flash drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for the network navigation and graphics, but I trust my family gems for Linux only. "